Friends of Veterans Memorial Library

The Friends of the Veterans Memorial Library is an active group of men and women who believe in the importance of the library to the people of the Mount Pleasant area. Membership in the Friends means that you appreciate the vital services which the library provides to the community.  Join with us to strengthen our library, and therefore, our community.

The Friends of the Veterans Memorial Library meets the third Monday of each month at 6:30pm at Veterans Memorial Library. 

Our purpose is:
  • to strengthen the association of people who understand the value of our library
  • to encourage community use of our library facilities and its many informational services
  • to improve public awareness and understanding of the library
  • to assist the library with its specific needs
  • to promote gifts to the library
  • click here for a membership form
Projects of the friends include:
  • Purchase of special equipment for the library such as audio visual equipment, display racks, storage units, and folding tables.
  • Acquisition of library materials.
  • Contributions of special items for the children's department.
  • Sponsorship of performances and activities such as authors, musicians, storytellers and actors.
  • Co-sponsorship of Jazz at the Library.
  • An annual book sale which makes many of the foregoing possible.
  • Funding of the library newsletter.
Mt. Pleasant Area Community Foundation:
  • The Friends of Veterans Memorial Library have an endowment fund at the Mt. Pleasant Area Community Foundation (MPACF) that began in 1997.
  • This is a permanently endowed fund that provides money that allow the Friends of VML to make additional contributions to the Veterans Memorial Library beyond the annual operating budget.
  • In March of 2015, the Friends of VML received a grant from this fund for $1,050.39 that was used for patron charging stations, new children's furniture, and power supplies.
  • Your contributions to the Friends of Veterans Memorial Library Fund at the MPACF will build a bigger fund which means larger grants for support of the Veterans Memorial Library!
  • Contact the Mt. Pleasant Area Community Foundation to find out how to make your contribution!
Friends of the Veterans Memorial Library:
  • Alice Jenicke, President
  • Don Socha, Vice-President
  • Sherry Sponseller, Treasurer
  • Nancy Rivard, Recording Secretary
  • Carol Brannan, Corresponding Secretary
  • Monica Fox, VML liaison
  • FOL Board Listing
Perks of being a friend:
  • Early access to the Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale
  • Membership fees are tax deductible
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Getting Involved

Volunteering at CRDL

Volunteer Policy

Volunteer Form

Teen Advisory Board

Friends of Veterans Memorial Library

Friends of Faith Johnston Memorial Library

Shepherd Community Friends of the Library

Friends of the Library Information



June 2015 Meeting Packet

April 2015 Meeting Packet

March 2015 Meeting Packet

February 2015 Meeting Packet

January 2015 Meeting Packet

November 2014 Meeting Packet

2013 Annual Meeting Minutes

October 2014 Meeting Packet

September 2014 Meeting Packet

August 2014 Meeting Packet

June 2014 Meeting Packet

May 2014 Meeting Packet

April 2014 Meeting Packet

February 2014 Meeting Packet

January 2014 Meeting Packet

2013 Annual Meeting Packet



Annual Budget

2015 Budget

2014 Budget

2013 Budget

2014 Friends of the Library Book Sale


Thank you for making our 2014 Book Sale a Success!